- The 2022 Porsche 911 GTS is the best 911 you can buy
- A 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the fastest ever, hitting 60 in 2.2 seconds
- The Porsche 922 GT3 is as close as you can get to the real race car
Porsche has gained something of a reputation. No, not a “Mustang drivers crash” kind of reputation. In essence, if you want a 2022 Porsche 911, you can have it just about every way you want. There’s a truly staggering number of trims available for the iconic rear-engine sports car, and we combed through the configurator to find the best one.
Is the Porsche 911 Carrera the best model?
Now, it’s simply impossible (or very time prohibitive) to go through all of Porsche’s options. So, we split the 2022 Porsche 911 into the three biggest groups we could. Each of these comes in three body styles (coupe, targa, and convertible) and four trims (Carrera, GTS, Turbo, and GT3). Obviously, the sole exception to this is the 911 GT3, only available in coupe form.
Now, the Porsche 911 Carrera. There’s something to be said for the base Porsche 911. It’s simple, “relatively” cheap (at $101,200), and you can still buy one with a manual transmission. Adding extras like AWD or opting for a Targa or convertible body also raises the price to $121,300 no matter which you choose. With 379 hp, you can’t go wrong.
The Porsche 911 GTS is the best 911 you can buy
We’ll just get it out of the way now. The Porsche 911 GTS is the best 911 you can buy. It serves as a sort of Goldilocks trim, combining some bits from the GT cars, and less weight into the shell of the Carrera. In our minds, it breathes just a bit more sports car into this rear-engine sports car. The coupe starts at $136,700 and tops out with the 911 Targa 4S at $156,800. There’s also a convertible available, but we like the look of a 911 Targa more. Again, AWD and a stick are available, though AWD will cost you more money.
A 911 Turbo is fast and anything but cheap
While the 473 hp 911 GTS isn’t slow, it’s got nothing on the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S. Those make 572 hp and 640 hp respectively. Unfortunately, this is where the 911 Targa model range stops. However, there is still the drop-top if that’s your thing. And if being the fastest to 60 is your thing, the $216,050 911 Turbo S manages it in just 2.2 seconds.
Maybe take a class before you buy a 911 GT3
Funnily enough, the top of the 911 model range, the Porsche 911 GT3 is slower to 60, at 2.7 seconds. But, with its $161,100 sticker price, it’s also the closest you can get to a Porshe GT3 race car. The naturally-aspirated flat-6 revs to 9,000 RPM and you can have it with a stick. If you wanna send it like Senna, this is the 911 to have. Still, we’re taking the GTS all day long. That one won’t break your back on the way to work.
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